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Gypsum brings fungi to life

 
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Fungi love gypsum, and it's often overlooked by people whether they are trying to harness mycorrhizal or saprophytic fungi. It's as easy as having a bag of pelletized gypsum on hand and using it in the garden, compost pile, grinding into flour and watering innoculated logs with, etc..

For example, I have had excellent results starting outdoor garden piles with a simple technique based on lasagna gardening and utilizing gypsum to bring the fungi to life:

1) Break up the sod with a shovel and discard.

2) Spread a handful of gypsum around the area

3) Layer a big pile of wood chips/compost/cardboard/etc. on top.

4) Plant directly into several months later; the fungi will have turned this all into beautiful soil.

Hope that helps
 
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One of the local recipes from my local mushroom society uses gypsum for growing blewits, so I agree.
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So, White Sands near Las Cruces, New Mexico is really a huge mineral (gypsum) bank, just waiting to be activated...?
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